New York City
"Tributes" is a selection of numbers from earlier homage performances, including a scene from "Flamenclorico: Lore of the Miners" (a tribute to the miners of Andalucía) and "Un Ultima Gota de Agua" (a tribute to the Flamenco dancers who died from AIDS). This latter piece is a dance-and-cinematography experience unusual to Flamenco. Rarely – if ever – has cinematography played a key element in a Flamenco performance. While the first part of the program represents the new era of Flamenco, the 2nd part ("Estampas Flamencas") symbolizes its past. "Tributes" takes the audience on an evolutionary journey – a reverse chronology of Flamenco – featuring first the emerging form of Flamenco as contemporary dance, then back to Flamenco’s inception as provincial folk art. This assemblage of forms fulfills Pasión Flamenca’s mission: to preserve the traditions of Flamenco while also evolving Flamenco as an artform.